The legendary MIDNIGHT COWBOY star was guest of honour at the glittering event and De Niro, who starred alongside Hoffman in SLEEPERS and MEET THE FOCKERS, offered a rare few words of admiration for his contemporary.
And a joking De Niro took the opportunity to remind Hoffman of the six year age difference between them.
He said, "I remember when I was a young kid growing up in New York, how excited I'd get when my parents took me to see Dustin's movies."
Hoffman countered, "We made history tonight. Robert De Niro speaks!"20/04/2005 21:40